JLL Ranks Top Cities for Innovation

JLL Ranks Top Cities for Innovation

January 2016

Three fast-rising cities have broken into the top five of the annual City Momentum Index published by brokerage firm JLL and reported by GlobeSt.

The City Momentum Index highlights the top cities in the world for creating environments that attract business, technology and foreign investment. Innovation-rich cities dominated the top 10, illustrating the importance of building an economy through technology and creating new businesses.

Boston_Financial_District_skylineBoston ranked second nationally — behind Silicon Valley, CA  and fifth globally. Now, thanks to record rent growth, its lowest vacancy rate in eight years and strong global investment, Boston has given the United States two cities in JLL’s top five.

“This year was further recognition that Boston is one of the most important ‘innovation hubs’ in the world,” JLL New England research manager Lisa Strope told GlobeSt.com.

The City Momentum Index is published annually. To arrive at its rankings, JLL studied 120 global cities and used 37 social and economic indicators.

The full list of the global top 10 is:

  1. London
  2. Silicon Valley
  3. Dublin
  4. Bangalore, India
  5. Boston
  6. Shanghai
  7. New York City
  8. Sydney
  9. Beijing
  10. San Francisco

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